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Now accepting applications for teacher professional development mini course on contemporary Japan

On the Eve of the 2020 Olympics: Contemporary Japan in a Global Context

A mini course for NCTA Alumni 2020 and regional K-16 teachers interested in bringing contemporary Japan into their classrooms

Saturday, February 22 and Saturday February 29, 2020
9am-4pm, University of Pennsylvania

This mini course will feature the following topics:

·       Japan in Asia; Japan in the World

·       On the eve of the Olympics: Sports and the environment in Japan

·       Gender and Japanese Society

·       Film, anime and manga

·       Robots and Japanese Culture

·       Making Japanese Food Global

The mini course is limited to 25 participants. Refreshments, lunches and materials will be provided. Act 48 hours available. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed an NCTA seminar. Applicants are encouraged to commit to both sessions. Application deadline January 31st, 2020


Register online here


Contact David Dettmann at with any questions

 Supported by the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) through the University of Pittsburgh national coordinating site, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies


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